When the ancestors of the Warmington family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Northampton
, at Warmington,
a village and civil parish. The place dates back to c. 980 when it was listed as Wyrmingtun. By the time of the Domesday Book
, the name had evolved to Wermintone and was derived from the Old English personal name
"Wyrma" + the suffix "tun." The name literally translates to "estate associated with a man called Wyrma. The last census lists a population of 874. In Warwickshire
, there's another Warmington in the Stratford District Council area. In this case, the name also dates back to the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Warmintone. Literally, the place name means "estate associated with a man called Waerme or Waermund," again from the Old English personal name
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The last census for this village listed only 297 people residing there.
Early Origins of the Warmington family
The surname Warmington was first found in Northamptonshire where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest
, for their support at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They acquired the lands from the King through Peterborough Abbey and provided two fully equipped men at arms for the Abbey. The Mill at Warmington provided 325 eels annually for the King's table. This mill was restored after it had fallen into disrepair in the 19th century to now include a retail showroom.
Early History of the Warmington family
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Warmington Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Warmington has been recorded under many different variations, including Warmington, Wermington and others.
Early Notables of the Warmington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Warmington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Warmingtons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Warmington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John and James Warmington, who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1722
Warmington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm. Warmington, aged 28, who emigrated to America from England, in 1892
Warmington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wm. Warmington, aged 52, who landed in America from Adelaide, Australia, in 1905
- Thomas Warmington, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Penryn, in 1906
- Nellie Warmington, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from St. Ives, England, in 1910
- Edward Warmington, aged 7, who emigrated to America from St. Ives, England, in 1910
- Herbert F. Warmington, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1912
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Warmington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eneder Warmington, aged 38, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
Contemporary Notables of the name Warmington (post 1700)
- Stanley J. Warmington (1884-1941), English film, stage, radio and television actor
- Eric Herbert Warmington (1898-1987), British professor of classics, internationally known for his Latin translations